Borresteijn (4139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Dark amber brown colour, fluffy off-white head. Aroma of stale hops, wet paper, grain, caramel. Flavour is toasted malts, caramel, some nuttiness, with a sharp grainy bitterness underneath. Light to medium bodied.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 A clear dark amber colored beer, with an off-white thick head. The aroma of hops, malty sweet, with a little caramel. The taste of caramel, bittersweet, with a little sour fruits. The aftertaste is a little bitter with caramel.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle from Bamberg.] Mmmmmmmmmm, nice dunkel with good notes all the swallowing way. Light brown look and sweetmalty app. Caramel, grain, dunkelsweet and nice watery. OK beer!
renffisch (672) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at ealing bf 08. deep heavyly germinated alph-alpha sprout nose, typical bamberg. chestnut/mahogany colour, thin white head. Grainy, overly sprouting awfullness. sweet cloying sticky mouthfeel.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ealing beer fest. I was told this was a marzen, but its colour would infact say(as the site does) that this is a dunkel. Very malty, bready, small chocolate note, caramel, earthy german hop. Taste is similar, quite rich and not the easiest to drink, but quite good.
rickgordon (3830) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper colour. Fresh malty aroma with bit of hops sensed. Solid, bready maltiness with hop presence and slight caramel touch. A very clean and tasty beer.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(6/31/08) Draught at the brewpub in Bamberg. Clear amber-brown with a white head. Aroma of toasted malt, some caramel and some bready notes. Sweetish malty flavor with some toasted bread, caramel and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beerbikers Svoger, my evil stepdad.
Clear brown with medium white head. Aroma of mild sweetmalts some caramel and some mild toasted notes. Flavor is again sweet malty with some fruity notes and a grassy hob bitterness.
imdownthepub (9163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Fassla, Bamberg. Chestnut brown with white head. Another malt dominated, sweetish beer but this time with a darker roasted character. Fruity and smooth with hints of caramel. It’s ok.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Dirty brown colour with a thin off white head. Sweet and fruity with some tobacco. Diacetyl and caramel are rather too clear. Very sweet... erm... NEXT!